Rich Mooney – Owner/Leader

Rich_photoApri960Rich is the owner and lead guide at Summit to Seashore Birding Adventures. Rich was born in England and from an early age it was clear that birds would be a lifelong passion. What started as a childhood interest in the natural world, quickly grew into a thirst for avian knowledge. Birds have taken him across the world to places such as Gambia, Canada, Russia, France, Greece, Spain, Scotland, Wales and various places in England. Though he has spent most of his life (so far) in the UK, Rich has also lived in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada with North American birds becoming somewhat of an obsession. While living in Canada, Rich also explored parts of the USA including Texas, Washington, Oregon, California and many parts of British Columbia. While in BC Rich led talks and tours for the Brant Wildlife Festival and Nature Trust of BC. In August 2011 Rich moved back to the UK and has spent the last 4 years birding in England, Scotland and Wales, reconnecting with the British avifauna. Summit to Seashore Birding Adventures began to evolve in 2015 with an amazing trip to Ascension Island where Rich joined the Army Ornithological Society on an expedition to monitor the breeding status of the island’s birds. This amazing experience really kick-started and inspired Rich to get Summit to Seashore off the ground.

Read more about Rich’s Natural History experience on LinkedIn. Read more about what others have to say about Rich on the Testimonials page.

“He knows his birds—and how to find them. I learned this first-hand, having had the immense pleasure of birding with Richard on both sides of the Atlantic. From dry forests and sagebrush benches of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley to the cobble beaches and verdant meadows of southern England, birding with Richard is always memorable”.- Michael Force, Seabird Biologist, Canada

Lori Mooney – Communications/Trip Coordinator

Lori960Lori is the coordinator and  Communications and Marketing lead at Summit to Seashore Birding Adventures. She has worked in conservation Communications for more than a decade in Canada and  now the United Kingdom.

Lori  worked on Vancouver Island for organisations like the Nature Trust of BC , The Brant Wildlife Festival,  Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve and the Province of British Columbia’s  Conservation Officer Service.  Lori’s work began in the field for Brant Goose conservation and then expanded to  festival coordination, fundraising and community education programming. She now works for a large conservation organisation organisation in the UK on the Internal Communications team as an Information and Knowledger Manger. This includes developing and delivering technology systems and best practice training programmes.

Beginning with her first horse named  ‘Birdy’, Lori has always been committed to the protection of animals and the environment.  Lori is also known for her friendly and helpful demanour so please be in touch with any questions you may have before, during or after your tour.

You can read more about Lori on Linked in here.